American City Business Journals

American City Business Journals
The Park Towers North building of the Park Towers complex houses the headquarters of the Houston Business Journal[1]

American City Business Journals is an American newspaper chain based in Charlotte, North Carolina owned by Advance Publications. It has a range of media including 41 primary metropolitan weekly publications, which reach 4 million readers with business community related news, and Bizjournals, the online version of those newspapers. It also controls the Street & Smith's Sports Group, which publishes motorsports periodicals, as well as SportsBusiness Journal, SportsBusiness Daily, and five sports annuals; as well as The Sporting News and its radio subsidiary, Sporting News Radio. The company is the United States' leading publisher of NASCAR magazines.

The company also publishes specialty publications, which include a high-tech business newspaper, a law journal, and Hemmings Motor News. In 2009, ACBJ took over management of, a website formerly associated with the now-defunct Condé Nast Portfolio.[2]

Mike Russell founded American City Business Journals. Ray Shaw, the company's chairman from 1989 until his 2009 death, bought a controlling interest along with a partner in 1989, selling to Advance Publications in 1995. It was Russell who suggested Shaw buy the entire company rather than just a few journals. Under Shaw's leadership, the company moved from Kansas City, Missouri to Charlotte and greatly increased the number of its publications.[3]



title metro area founded website notes
Albany Business Review Albany, New York albany
Atlanta Business Chronicle Atlanta, Georgia atlanta
Austin Business Journal Austin, Texas austin
Baltimore Business Journal Baltimore, Maryland baltimore
Birmingham Business Journal Birmingham, Alabama birmingham
Boston Business Journal Boston, Massachusetts boston
Buffalo Business First Buffalo, New York buffalo
Charlotte Business Journal Charlotte, North Carolina charlotte
Cincinnati Business Courier Cincinnati, Ohio 1984[4] cincinnati
Columbus Business First Columbus, Ohio columbus
Dallas Business Journal Dallas, Texas 1977 dallas
Dayton Business Journal Dayton, Ohio dayton
Denver Business Journal Denver, Colorado denver
East Bay Business Journal Oakland, California eastbay
Merged with the San Francisco Business Times in 2008.</ref>
Triad Business Journal Greensboro, North Carolina triad
Pacific Business News Honolulu, Hawaii pacific
started by entrepreneur George Mason and former Honolulu Star-Bulletin editor John Ramsey. In 1983 Mason sold the newspaper to ACBJ, though he continued to write a regular column for more than a decade after that.[5]
Houston Business Journal Houston, Texas houston
Along with several other corporate sponsors, it coordinates the FastTech 50 Competition each year.
Jacksonville Business Journal Jacksonville, Florida jacksonville
Kansas City Business Journal Kansas City, Missouri 1982 kansascity
Co-founded by Michael K. Russell and William Worley in August 1982.[6]
Business First of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1984 louisville
Memphis Business Journal Memphis, Tennessee 1979-05-04 memphis
Founded by Ward Archer as Mid-South Business, one of the first local business papers published in the United States.[citation needed]
Milwaukee Business Journal Milwaukee, Wisconsin milwaukee
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Twin Cities twincities
Nashville Business Journal Nashville, Tennessee nashville
Orlando Business Journal Orlando, Florida orlando
Philadelphia Business Journal Philadelphia, Pennsylvania philadelphia
Phoenix Business Journal Phoenix, Arizona phoenix
Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania pittsburgh
Portland Business Journal Portland, Oregon portland
Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle, Washington seattle
Triangle Business Journal Raleigh, North Carolina triangle
Sacramento Business Journal Sacramento, California sacramento
St. Louis Business Journal St. Louis, Missouri stlouis
San Antonio Business Journal San Antonio, Texas sanantonio
San Francisco Business Journal San Francisco, California sanfrancisco
San Jose Business Journal San Jose, California sanjose
South Florida Business Journal Miami, Florida southflorida
Tampa Bay Business Journal Tampa Bay, Florida 1981 tampabay
founded as Tampa Bay Business, renamed in the late 1990s as The Business Journal Serving Tampa Bay
Washington Business Journal Washington, D.C. washington
Wichita Business Journal Wichita, Kansas wichita


Bizjournals is the online media division of American City Business Journals which operates websites for each of the company's 41 print business journals as well as its first web-only local business news and information site for Los Angeles, California. The company plans to launch web-only operations in additional markets.

The site contains local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, along with an archive that contains more than 750,000 business news articles published since 1996. bizjournals' sites have more than four million unique visitors each month.

bizjournals also operates, a Web site devoted to online commercial real estate listings across the U.S.

Forty under 40 Award

The Business Journal's Forty Under 40 is an annual list compiled and published by the Business Journal Newspapers since 1992.[7] The purpose is to list the 40 most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40. The 40 are usually nominated from within individual areas in range of the bizjournal's publication. Factors that are taken into account include income, company growth in the previous year, and magazine covers.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Book of Lists

A Subscription to a Business Journal includes a yearly Book of Lists. The Book of Lists gives you essential information on the leading buyers, businesses and employers in over 60 of the U.S.'s most dynamic markets; a snapshot of local economies. You can receive lists of companies from around the country, sorted by industry. The Book of lists also includes names of key decision makers, along with their titles and complete contact information

Available lists include:[14]

  • General Contractors
  • Homebuilders
  • Largest Employers
  • Law Firms
  • Private Companies
  • Public Companies


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